DESHLER — Standing in front of 30 Reinke Manufacturing Co. employees wearing red T-shirts, Gov. Dave Heineman joked that his entourage was the Husker football team’s starting offense and defense and they would bring home a national championship.
Heineman was just one of the honored guests to speak at a ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon for Reinke’s 35,000-square-foot, ReinCoat galvanizing plant expansion. He was joined by fellow Republicans U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith and state Sen. Deb Fischer, now a U.S. Senate candidate.
Half of the red-shirt employees now work in the ReinCoat plant, which Reinke President Chris Roth said should employ 30 people within six months.